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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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Auto CC all outgoing mail [duplicate]

Is there a way to auto CC to a specific email adress all outgoing emails from a Gmail account? I tried doing it with a filter but I don't have the option of CC. I know there is a script for ...
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Remove the name of the recipient from Gmail’s autocomplete

When Gmail autocompletes a recepient's email it goes something like: "John Stewart" <john@stewart.net>,. Can I force Gmail to remove the name (John Stewart) and leave only the email? For ...
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Any way to auto-approve requests to join new-style Facebook group?

Re-posting this since my previous post got closed as a duplicate, and the question they said it was a duplicate of does not fix my problem. I have a new-style group. Back when the new Facebook groups ...
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Google Docs keeps reverting to Arial 11pt

I use Google Docs for typing up a lot of work, and I like to type it up in Garamond. However when I add line-breaks sometimes Google Docs decides to revert to Arial 11pt (the default style for a new ...
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Can I configure GitHub to trigger an email, twitter, or other event when a new release is published?

I would like to send notifications to a specific set of users when a new version of our software is released. People who 'watch' the repository get notifications for releases from GitHub, but I would ...
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Is it possible to teach Gmail to auto-hyperlink words in the body of an email?

I'm finding that I often write emails where the same words or phrases need to be hyperlinked to the same site every time I type them. I'm not talking about typing out website names that I want to be ...
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Is it possible to sync questions and answers that I post in all of Stack Exchange site to Twitter?

How can sync I my Twitter and Stack Exchange accounts together so that the questions and answers that I post to all of Stack Exchange sites are auto tweeted to my Twitter?
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Make Flattr re-flattr automatically every month

I signed up to the Flattr service to support some of my favourite projects. However, it's starting to become a bit annoying because I need to log in every month to Flattr the same projects. Does ...
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Monthly automatic email to one person

I have Gmail. I need the same email content sent to the same person, at the first of each month. Is there a way to set that up to happen monthly without having to think about it or do any action?
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Automate uploading of videos to YouTube

Is there a way to automate uploading of videos straight to YouTube? I would like to keep lots of home made videos. Of course, they are subject to being lost, or somebody could steal the the computer, ...
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Google Spreadsheets Calculation/Reinput Automation?

I have a little basketball stats sheet, and a cell that has a total of a specific player's statistic they have accumulated throughout the season. But there is no way I know of to update this cell ...
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Auto reply to specific emails from txt.voice.google.com

I recently got a new phone number. I ported over my old phone to Google Voice. I have a prerecorded voicemail greeting that say "this isn't my number, here is my new number". When anyone calls they ...
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How can I create a Google Spreadsheet whose name and cells auto-complete with cells completed on another sheet?

I'm using Google Spreadsheets to manage projects, and I'm not familiar with scripts or macros (though I'd really like to learn how to use it, so if you have any good tutorials or tips, let me know). ...
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Automatically send emails from Gmail

I use Google Apps email to send out details of a product I sell to people who enquire about it via a web form. After a month or so I go through my Sent Mail folder and send a follow up email to all ...
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How to auto share to Google+ when share or like from Facebook?

I love both sites but get tired quickly to double my time doing the share jobs e.g. like button, share button, ... on both site. Is there a way to share in one site, says facebook, and that will be ...
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Automatically save Facebook photos where I have been tagged

I would like to automatically capture any photos post on Facebook in which I am tagged. For instance, a friend posts some photos from a get-together and I'm tagged in some. I'd like to be able to grab ...
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How can I get a report of all Trelllo cards from certain list from several boards

I need to generate a daily report of all cards assigned to me that exist on a specific list in several boards. All my boards have the same structure so the naming of the lists is always the same. The ...
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Automatically creating events related to a new event in Google Calendar

Does anyone know of an existing tool that will let you automatically create multiple events whenever a new event is added to a Google Calendar? The use case is if you always have the same pre/post ...
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How to automatically reblog your Tumblr liked posts

Is there a way to automatically reblog1 the posts you like on Tumblr? I looked into IFTTT but couldn't find the right hooks. 1. On a different Tumblr, not the default one.
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Email Count in Zimbra

In our office we use Zimbra and we have a little administrative problem. Every Monday our secretary has to manually create an email in which the number of emails is shown for every user. She has to ...
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any way to auto-approve requests to join Facebook group? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Facebook group open for joining? I run a group on Facebook and I get bombarded with requests to join it. I just want to allow anyone to join without me ...
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Is there a way to auto-post paper.li daily to a (company) facebook page?

I use twitter for marketing purposes and it seems that pushing content frequently is good way to go. In facebook this doesn't work that well as people get annoyed if a facebook page they like keeps ...
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How can I modify a Gmail account to forward an email that comes in with additional parameters?

Say my Gmail account gets an email. How can I make it so that any email that comes to my Gmail account automatically forwards to another email bob@gmail.com with ADDITIONAL parameters in the body of ...
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Triggering timestamp on formula input

I'd like to have a timestamp which triggers its input depending on a cell containing a formula like =IF(ISBLANK(cell),"", time ), and not upon manual input. My script is the following and is working ...
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Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be autoreplied with canned response and archived then next one displayed?

I keep receiving hundreds of emails which I usually reply with the same Canned Response. It takes dosen of clicks per each email. Can I have a custom button in Gmail UI so current message will be ...
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Trello/Zapier: Move card to list automatically on due date

In Trello, I've got a "Hold until Date" list. These cards have due dates, so all of the data exists such that something could programmatically watch the cards in that list until the due date has ...
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How to autoshare scheduled YouTube uploads on Facebook

On my YouTube account, I use scheduling of uploads a lot. The problem is when I do this IFTTT won't "see" my uploads. The only thing that it looks for is when you upload something publicly, and not ...
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Google spreadsheet sort auto update

I have this table, which is a ranking, the values are updated automatically (data gathered from other files). What I want is that every time this values are updated the ranking automatically updates ...
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How to have Google Spreadsheets automatically complete cells with previously used data

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet to fill in my mileage. Since I'm using many addresses more than once, I want to make the process of filling in easier by (like Excel or Open Office) having the ...
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How can I automate a series of actions, after receiving an email in GMail?

Here's what I want to do... When an email with a known subject, or from a known source, is viewed I want a button that will: Add data from the email (could just regex parse) to a new row in the ...
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Is it possible to automatically schedule old Tumblr posts to appear on Twitter?

I've got a large Tumblr archive and would like to tweet one post every few days to Twitter. Is there any way of doing this automatically?
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Is there a way to mark all mail as read at the end of every day?

Is there a way to automatically mark all the emails in my Gmail inbox as read at the end of every day? Even better, if it didn't mark the email in the 'Primary' tab read. Note: I am looking for an ...
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Is there a way to add new GitHub repositories automatically to a team?

Say I have an organization on GitHub called ORG and a team comprising of all members in the org called TEAM_ORG. I would like any number of repositories that I ever create under the ORG GitHub ...
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IFTTT: Can I do two actions separated by a delay of 30 minutes?

I would like to use IFTTT to turn on an outside light when triggered and then, automatically, after 30 minutes, turn off the light. The trigger would be an SMS message and the switch is a Belkin WeMo ...
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Export CSV from a Google Spreadsheet page from command-line

I'm using a Google Spreadsheet document to configure a data-driven program. The program consumes a CSV file, which now I have to export manually from the document. It is rather inconvenient, as ...
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Are there any automation tools that organize your uploaded photos in Dropbox?

This is sort of a followup or corollary question to this: How to move Dropbox "Camera Uploads"? Are there any third party apps or simple automation tools/scripts that help you organize (and ...
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How can I get a Google Document to link to the editing of itself?

Consider this document. On the bottom I manually created the "Edit this document" link. Is it possible to do this automatically, somehow? Maybe with a macro or similar?
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Follow up of the YouTube auto-upload question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automate uploading of videos to YouTube Automate uploading of videos to YouTube I asked here a question and someone gave me a link to YouTube API thing and one came up ...
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Auto sort of Forms responses

We use Google Forms to collect guest surveys for our resort. New responses get added to the bottom of the response sheet. While we can manually sort the responses using the time-stamp feature, not ...
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How can I set Gmail to auto respond to all emails?

I've created a canned response. How can I use the filtration system for auto response in Gmail to reply to ALL incoming? Granted, I would only care for the auto response to be sent only to humans. I ...
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How can I archive multiple articles on Instapaper at once?

Instapaper is useful for automatically sending articles to my Kindle. However, once they're sent they still remain in my reading list, unarchived. I'm looking for a way to automatically archive them, ...
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Post another person's tweets into Facebook group?

How can I re-tweet another person's posts into my Facebook group? I am interested on doing this automatically, since I basically want to re-tweet of all this person's tweets.
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Move unread gmail messages to other label

Basically my company uses gmail to manage all its emails. Emails are assigned to user using labels. Is it possible that if a message if assigned to a label and is not read that it can be moved to ...
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How can I set up auto-reply for each email from the same sender?

I am trying to set auto generated reply in Gmail using the vacation responder. But it will send the email after 4 days if same person sends another email. I want to send reply for each email if same ...
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Auto-forwarding messages on a Facebook group to a mailing list

A group I'm a member of has people who use email only, Facebook only, and both email and Facebook. I would like to enable to the email-only people to read messages that people post on the group's ...
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Can I automatically make a Trello list from a bunch of files?

I have a folder with ~360 files on Google Drive. I would like to have a list in Trello which has one card per file, with the file attached to the card. The name of the card can be the same as the name ...
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App that takes a list of book titles and downloads versions [closed]

I have a bunch of books I want to download in electronic format so I can clear my shelves. So what I would like to do is to have an app where I can give it a list of titles, or a list of titles + ...
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How to unlist automation friend lists in Facebook?

In my Facerbook friend list, there are some lists that were created automatically (the one with lightning icon on their right) e.g. the lists whose names are my high school and undergraduate ...
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Auto-reminder for 3 people

Need to set an auto-reminder once daily for 3 people. Seems like a simple task. But Microsoft Outlook needs to be running in order to do it. Also, I seem to run into roadblocks doing it with a lot of ...